lundi 7 juillet 2014

Week 11 - 2013

Prisoners’ News
A- Transfers
  • Behzad Abdizadeh, Kurdish political activist, transferred to Urmia prison. 
  • Saleh Ahmazadeh, Kurdish political activist, transferred to Urmia prison.
  • Mohammad Gharemani, Kurdish political activist, transferred to Urmia prison.
  • Naser Mohammadi, Kurdish political activist, transferred to Urmia prison.
  • Abbas and Mohammad Moussa Tat, Kurdish political activists, transferred to Urmia prison.
  • Mehdi Yousefpour, Kurdish political activist, transferred to Urmia prison.

B- Arrests/Incarcerations
  • Babak Abbasi, arrested in Paveh.
  • Jahanbakhsh Ahmadi, arrested in Paveh.
  • Ali Azadi, Kurdish workers’ rights activist, arrested in Sanandaj.
  • Goran Bahrami arrested in Paveh.
  • Baha'i Golrokh Firouzian arrested in Semnan.
  • Arash and Ghane Hatami, arrested in Paveh.
  • Rasoul Khezr Morovat, Kurdish cultural activist, arrested in Mahabad.
  • Masoud Kordpour, brother of Mokrian site manager, arrested.
  • Hamed Mohammadnezhad, Kurdish workers’ rights activist, arrested in Mahabad.
  • Mohammad Mozafari arrested and sent to Evin to serve his 6 years sentence.
  • Mohammad Negari arrested in Paveh.
  • Sharif SaeedPanah Board member of the Free Trade Union of Workers was arrested.
  • Blogger student, Badri Safiari arrested in Fars province.
  • Farough and Farzad Samani, Kurdish workers’ rights activists, arrested in Mahabad.
  • Motasem Shafei arrested in Paveh.

C-Liberations
  • Mahmoud Bagheri released on furlough.
  • Asal Esmailzadeh freed after serving her sentence.
  • Journalist Ehsan Mazandarani released.
  • Mohammad Hossein Naeemipour released from Evin on furlough.
  • Shiva Nazarahari released on furlough.
  • Abolfazl Shahpari released on furlough.

D-Other News
  • Parvin Ghafarkhani, writer and poet, was asked by judge Khakpour for sex, she refused. Taken to prison. In protest she burned herself.
  • Baha'i human rights activist Navid Khanjani beaten in prison.
  • Political prisoner Mir Taher Mousavi refusing needed medicine protesting illegal detention in Intel Ministry's Ward 209.
  • After 4 months, two daughters of Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Zahra Rahnavard, Iran opposition leaders under house arrest, allowed to meet their parents.

News of injustice in Iran
  • Court overturned the death sentences of Kurdish prisoner Sammi Hosseini giving him 10 years in exile.
  • Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of Ebrahim Issapour. 
  • Baha'i human rights activist Navid Khanjani beaten in prison.
  • Court overturned the death sentences of Kurdish prisoner Jamaloldin Mohammadi giving him 10 years in exile.
  • Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of Saman Nasim.
  • Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of Samkoo Nezhadi.
  • Political prisoner Ali Ahmad Soleiman, Iraqi national, sentenced to death by Appeals.
  • Female student dormitory at Tehran University attacked by unknown assailants.

University – Culture
  • Iran blocked access to VPN.
  • Sepideh Vaziri and Samir Golshan expelled from Payam e Nour University because of their Baha’i beliefs 
  • Any gathering for chahar shanbeh souri, banned in Kurdistan.
  • Maghreb daily shut down by Press Board.
  • The critics’ prize awarded to 'Taboor' by Vahid Vakilifar at 15th Deauville Asian Film Festival.
  • 40 students reported expelled from Fatima High School, Marivan, for inability to pay $100 fees.
  • Iranian actresses file complaints against conservative filmmaker for calling them prostitutes.

Protests
  • The families of arrested labor activists protested in Sanandaj.

Politics in Iran
  • Iranian human rights official describes homosexuality as an illness.
  • 99 Basij battalions and 15,000 police officers are prepared to keep the 'peace' during the election in Tehran.

Iran abroad
  • Iran to build refineries in African states, Algeria, Angola, South Africa.
  • Pakistani President Zardari in Iran to follow-up on gazoduc building.
  • US extended 180-day waivers on Iran sanctions to Japan and 10 European Union nations.
  • Iran and Hezbollah built 50,000-strong force to help Syrian regime.
  • US, Iran secretly discussed swap of al Qaeda detainees for Iranian dissidents of MKO 

Miscellaneous
  • An explosion injured several people in Bandar Imam Khomeini port in south of the country.
  • An Iranian plane tried to intercept an American drone.
  • Age of drug use in the country reached 10 years.